"Reducing and even eliminating bullying is a priority in our city," said Mayor Robertson.
The full text of the Mayor's proclamation is as follows:
"BULLYING STOPS HERE – PINK SHIRT DAY"
WHEREAS Reducing and eventually eliminating bullying is a priority of our City;
AND WHEREAS The Vancouver Board of Education, through its policies, the district goal and school goals in social responsibility and training and support provided to schools, places a priority on maintaining safe and caring learning environments by actively engaging staff, students and parents;
AND WHEREAS A partnership of youth, parents, educators and other school employees, police, youth-serving organizations and community members have a role to play in highlighting the dangers of bullying;
AND WHEREAS It is important that we encourage everyone throughout the city to be caring and respectful to one another so that all students can learn in a safe environment;
AND WHEREAS CKNW Radio and The Boys and Girls Club are supporting a campaign to eliminate bullying:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 as
"BULLYING STOPS HERE – PINK SHIRT DAY" in the City of Vancouver.
- Gregor Robertson, Mayor